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World War I

Provides an eyewitness account of the war that devastated Europe, from the assassination of an archduke to the killing fields of France. New Look! Relaunched with new jackets and 8 pages of new text! Here is an original and exciting guide to the grim challenge of life or death on the Western Front. Devastating first-hand reports and contemporary photographs of the battles that slaughtered millions, together with a clear account of how nation upon nation sent their men to join the carnage, combine to present a dramatic "eyewitness" view of this most terrible war. See the bullet-riddled car of the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, everyday life in the dugout, sappers mining tunnels beneath the enemy, and Mata Hari learning the art of spying. Learn how people avoided gas attacks, when periscopes were used, what soldiers wrote home to their sweethearts and mothers, the best way to use a tank, how troops flattened a hillside, and the meaning of Armistice Day. Discover how it felt to go over the top, what happened to all the bodies, how people dealt with shell shock, why war led to revolution, and much, much more
Print Book, English, 2004
DK Pub., New York, 2004
Children's nonfiction
72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
9780756607401, 9780756607418, 075660740X, 0756607418
Divided Europe
Fatal shot
War in the west
Fighting men
Digging the trenches
Life in the trenches
Ready to fight
Communication and supplies
Observation and patrol
Over the top
Women at war
War in the air
War at sea
Battle of Verdun
Gas attack
Eastern front
War in the desert
Tank warfare
US enters the war
Under enemy lines
Final year
Armistice and peace
Cost of the war
Did you know?
Key people and places
Find out more
Includes index
"Discover the drama of life in the trenches, and how the Great War devastated Europe"--Cover